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The Yoga of Words
The Yoga of Words
The best words and any art seem to come from a churning that left no tangible trace but still, a knowing is shared in invisible...
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Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
painting by Utkarsh Malaviya O Mother, as Aruna, the crimson-coloured Goddess,Thou art like the light of morning's rising sun to the lotus flowers symbolising the...
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Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
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Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
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‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
A tribute to Meera bai on her Jayanti (birth anniversary) - contemplating 'true love'
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Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
"Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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Ancient Wisdom and the Environment
Ancient Wisdom and the Environment
The Indian and other ancient cultures lived in deep harmony with nature. Indeed, Indian culture went beyond even the planet Earth to embrace a cosmic...
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Our Arjuna Moments 
Our Arjuna Moments 
Arjuna's moment of doubt and confusion is not a moment from history, but a living moment. We all have the opportunity to grow in wisdom...
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The Power of Mantra: Science & Spirituality
The Power of Mantra: Science & Spirituality
"Of vibrations, I am the transcendental OM; Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names." - Bhagavad Gita (10.25) Explore the deep science...
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Taittiriya Upanishad: Rishi Bhrigu’s Meditation
Taittiriya Upanishad: Rishi Bhrigu’s Meditation
The Upanishads "are the production of the highest human wisdom” claimed German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The Bhrigu Valli, part of the Taittiriya Upanishad is an important...
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The Yoga of Words
The Yoga of Words
The best words and any art seem to come from a churning that left no tangible trace but still, a knowing is shared in invisible...
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HeartWords: mystic poems | Book now available
HeartWords: mystic poems | Book now available
Very happy to announce that my new bookHeartWords: mystic poemsis now available to buy. I'm deeply humbled that this book has received blessings and beautiful...
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Reflections on Guru (with words of Swami Rama)
Reflections on Guru (with words of Swami Rama)
In the Ramayana, Hanuman is representative of the guru, the intelligence and power guiding towards liberation.
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Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
painting by Utkarsh Malaviya O Mother, as Aruna, the crimson-coloured Goddess,Thou art like the light of morning's rising sun to the lotus flowers symbolising the...
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Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
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Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
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‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
As we enter 2021, the world is grappling with some great changes and upheavals. As so many of our systems, routines and ways have been...
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Words of Wisdom by Ramana Maharshi -closing out 2020
Words of Wisdom by Ramana Maharshi -closing out 2020
Meaning of 'Shruti' by Sri Ramana Maharshi: ‘When various notes are played or sung by the musician,if you keep your attention fixed on the sruti,...
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Fearless Devotion 
Fearless Devotion 
  "There is no authority that is the Truth. Truth is the only authority." - Sadhguru   Through the ages, the lives of saints and...
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Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
An offering of the Sanskrit Chant Purnamadah Purnamidam
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Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
“Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
The Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda (10:129) points to the nature of reality and the paradox of nothing-something and the known-unknown. It is sometimes...
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How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
In this beautiful excerpt from the Yoga Vasishtha, Sage Vasishtha explains to Sri Rama how the wise view action and what is meant by acting...
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Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
    Can action be performed without a motive?Can something be achieved without intention or desire?What do we term as ‘action’ anyway?I explore here with...
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Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna is the most colourful incarnation - an irrepressible child, an irresistible lover, a truly valiant warrior, an astute statesman and a yogi of the...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Dharma, Unconditional Love and Walking the Truth
Dharma, Unconditional Love and Walking the Truth
see on Instagram: @shruti.heartwords The world feels to be going through a tremendous phase of sifting and sorting. What many of us have felt deeply...
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Laughing Buddha: Reflections on Joy
Laughing Buddha: Reflections on Joy
A single understanding: “I am the One Awareness,” consumes all suffering in the fire of an instant. Be happy.Ashtavakra Gita   Kindness goes where logic...
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Guru Purnima: Be a Light Unto Yourself
Guru Purnima: Be a Light Unto Yourself
To the Universal Master- a dedication to my GurusMy Masteryou are my prefect mirrorYou play like Krishnabut really you are ShivaYour Love destroying all separationYour...
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The Mechanics of Love (view from the Upanishads)
The Mechanics of Love (view from the Upanishads)
The Lord of the Universe wants to come and live in your houseif you accept He will see through your eyesHe will hear through your earsHe will...
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On Akshaya Tritiya: the Un-ending and Immortal
On Akshaya Tritiya: the Un-ending and Immortal
Akshaya Tritiya is the day we celebrate the abundance and unending-ness of life’s bounty manifesting as material and spiritual wealth, beauty, wisdom and love...
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Yoga-Meditation for Balance & Harmony
Yoga-Meditation for Balance & Harmony
Yoga is about attaining to absolute Balance, piercing Clarity and an inexhaustible Exuberance.With this, you are immensely fit for life.Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Namaste Dear Readers,Hope all are...
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Rama – It is Good
Rama – It is Good
Whether one is wise or ignorant, as long as the body lasts, its functions continue unaltered according to its nature. And the embodied person functions...
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Coronavirus: A Higher Response
Coronavirus: A Higher Response
In ancient Indian lore, whenever people approached sages and rishis (including Shiva) in times of need, the response was that the sages went into meditation....
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The Natural Flow: Dharma and Tao
The Natural Flow: Dharma and Tao
I'm always surprised to see that new subscribers keep joining the newsletter mailing list every week. I'm certainly not very regular in my writing (!)...
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I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
Sharing a beautiful poem by non-duality teacher Rupert Spira called 'I Am'. The poem
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The Power of Silence
The Power of Silence
The period from Mauni Amavasya (24 January 2020) until Mahashivaratri (21 February 2020) was traditionally considered, on the yogic path, to be a period for...
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Jnana and Bhakti in the Context of the Ancient Schools of Advaita
Jnana and Bhakti in the Context of the Ancient Schools of Advaita
What has a 20th century Indian philosopher writing about the Advaita of Adi Shankara got to do with a Sufi poet from the 13th century?...
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Rama, The Lotus-Eyed One
Rama, The Lotus-Eyed One
"What effort does a lotus flower need to blossom in the lake? The lotus does not touch the lake even though it lives in lake....
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Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
A tribute to Meera bai on her Jayanti (birth anniversary) - contemplating 'true love'
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Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
Exploring Shakti as Parvati, Sita and Radha
"Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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Tales of Ganga #1: Ma Ganga’s Children
Tales of Ganga #1: Ma Ganga’s Children
Three hilltops huddled together a long time ago. To pay their respects like a devotee, to watch her beauty like a lover, to care for...
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Ganga Waters Meditation: Bathing in the Sounds of Ganga
Ganga Waters Meditation: Bathing in the Sounds of Ganga
I recently spent some time in the holy town of Rishikesh. What a blessing to be in Ma Ganga's presence and feel her intimate connection...
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Krishna Quotes (Bhagavad Gita)
Krishna Quotes (Bhagavad Gita)
5 beautiful quotes of Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita.
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How Yoga and Meditation Can Help You Fight Depression
How Yoga and Meditation Can Help You Fight Depression
How to crawl out of the pit of depression using yoga and meditation as tools? These age-old practices help us to harness our mind and...
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